NATS winners

by Jeffrey Carter

Webster University students competed in the biennial Missouri student auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing on Friday and Saturday this weekend.  We notched a fine showing, with two first-place finishes, two second-place finishes, three third-place finishes, and an honorable mention.  Competing against much larger schools such as Truman State, UMKC, Missouri State, and Mizzou, this is a notable achievement indeed!

Senior Samantha Schmid, a voice primary in the B.A. program, won the senior women division in the third round of competition.  Senior Derek Boemler, a voice performance major, won the senior men division.

Professor Carole Gaspar, head of voice studies at Webster, was among the adjudicators, as was I.